C’mon, Get Happy

Horse Feathers’ Justin Ringle cheers up…sort of.

Music Stories
Justin Ringle generally doesn’t see things in black and white. As the lead vocalist and songwriter behind Portland’s Horse Feathers, he’s spent the better part of a decade struggling to ma   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER

Cut of the Day: "Bones," Sam Cooper

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Coming from a member of gentle Portland folkies Horse Feathers, it should be pretty easy to predict the sound of Sam Cooper's Long Lost Love. Your guess would probably be right: impeccably warm arrangements of acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, piano and mandolin; earnest, heart-swelling harmonies; lovesick lyrics referencing the weather and nature. "Bones," a particularly breezy track from the record, ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Horse Feathers

Cynic’s New Year (Kill Rock Stars)

Album Reviews
[SUBDUED CRAFTSMANSHIP] Horse Feathers is a band of subtleties. Creating a rich sonic space using soft arrangements and minimalist instrumentation is quite a feat. Yet, the Portland band’s fou   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 EMILEE BOOHER

Video: Horse Feathers + Bees = "Belly of June"

Look, Justin Ringle is trapped in a honeycomb! In the new video for their clip "Belly of June," the increasingly sprightly local hushed-folk band Horse Feathers share the stage with a number of book reading bumble bees. The clip expertly mixes live footage of the band with stop motion animation, which is smart: if they used real bees, somebody would get stung. Also, who do you think wins the game of ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Ballet + folk + beer = Uprising.

Don't have any plans tonight? You ought to get over to Mississippi Studios and see Uprising, a short performance that a handful of talented Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers have created with achingly wonderful local folk band Horse Feathers. It is well worth it's $15 ticket price and tonight is the last of its three shows. Uprising is a new program that brings ballet to unconventional venues and ...   More
Thursday, November 5, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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